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Gain Access to Postdoc Web Forms System

All appointment actions for postdocs at Stanford are managed in PeopleSoft. Departments must have at least one admin (Role 1) and one approver (Role 3) for postdoc appointments, typically the student services or postdoc admin and the department manager, respectively. All Role 1 users require training to receive authority to access the postdoc system.

Required PeopleSoft Training:

Postdoc admins must complete PeopleSoft training for access.

  • PeopleSoft Concepts and Compliance (Visit STARStake AS-9000, and wait 24 hours).

Required Policy and Web Forms Training:

Trainings for Policy and Web Forms are the first Friday of every month and take 2.5 hours.

  • Register by emailing Al Murray at alistair (at)
  • Authority for Postdoc Web Forms is granted by OPA at the request of Department Managers/DFAs (Role 3).
    • Department Managers/DFAs submit requests via HelpSU or by email to alistair (at)
    • Required: Admin full legal name, SUNet ID (not ID number), email address, phone number, Role #.

Schedule a desktop training session using Zoom:

  • SoM: alistair (at) for scheduling.
  • All other Schools: Zoom sessions on the second or third Friday of every month from 9:30-11:45am. Contact Tammy Wilson at tjwilson (at) to sign up and confirm which Friday.

Postdoc Open Lab (not PeopleSoft/GFS Lab):

The lab is unstructured and available for any questions if nobody has signed up for a formal training. First come, first served. Bring your real work with you for help. Note: Contact Al Murray to make sure there is not a full training already taking place; if so, you may walk into a 2.5 hour training session. Bring your laptop.

First Friday of every month, 9:15 am - 11:45 am, except where otherwise noted below.

Location: Medical School Office Building (MSOB), Room x146

  • 2019
    • Nov 1, 2019
    • Dec 6, 2019
  • 2020
    • Jan 10, 2020 (second Friday)
    • Feb 07, 2020
    • Mar 06, 2020
    • Apr 03, 2020
    • May 01, 2020
    • Jun 05, 2020

PeopleSoft GFS Help:

Other Trainings: